Theresa Moerman Ib


The old Leith Theatre


Invited Artist

My practice embraces everything from text to installation, although lately I’ve focused on film and photography. My work is not strictly autobiographical but embraces the personal narrative as a performance that can be constructed, deconstructed and reconstructed each time is it retold.

I’m researching the history of past productions at Leith Theatre, focusing on the Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa. I hope to combine this research with my own past in amateur theatre, before I got stage fright at 19. I’m interested in exploring performance anxiety, while playing with the idea of the performance as a mask that can hide emotion from the onlooker.